Apple announced that they recovered more than 40 million dollars from their trash. The company recovered more 2,200 pounds of gold from recycled iPhones, iPads, and Macs. With gold valued at over $1,200 an ounce, the company gained over $40 million dollars from the recycling venture. Manufacturers use gold in consumer electronics because it does not corrode easily and is a good conductor. Apple said they recycled 90 million pounds of electronic waste in 2015. In addition to gold, the company collected 23 million pounds of steel, 13 million pounds of plastic, 12 million pounds of glass, 4.5 million pounds of aluminum, 3 million pounds of copper, and over 6,000 pounds of silver.—Jim L. Wilson & Jim Sandell.
Apple recovered 2,204 pounds of gold from broken iPhones last year, By David Goldman,http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/15/technology/apple-gold-recycling/index.html, Accessed April 15, 2016.
Proverbs 3:9 (HCSB) “Honor the LORD with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest;”